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Huntington Theatre production of 'Ripcord' on stage at Calderwood Pavilion through July 2

The fast-moving production delivers the simple plot with a touch of nuance and a bit of wisdom, along with a gleeful comic punch. A strong cast and terrific staging bring forth the story of two roommates locked in combat over ...

Legislators probe costs of Safe Communities Act

The Safe Community Act is a proposed effort to protect otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants from deportation and prevent creation of a Muslim registry or similar entity. In a State House hearing, advocates said the measure protects civil rights, improves policing ...

Latino growth drives city’s economic future

Latinos represent a large portion of the city’s youth and have been driving much of Boston’s population growth. As baby boomer retire, Latinos will be the ones driving the economy as well. Ensuring Boston’s continued economic growth means ensuring this ...

Boston Education Action Network hosts panel, preps to expand work

Boston Education Action Network expands its presence in Boston’s education policy scene, seeking to bring together voices of all education stakeholders. The organization recently convened a panel of leaders from charter and pilot schools and Boston Public Schools to talk ...

In the News: Roxbury Youthworks

Roxbury Youthworks executive director Mia Alvarado announced the youth development agency will receive a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. Roxbury Youthworks, Inc is one of 100 local nonprofits to be awarded with the grant, and was chosen from a ...

Desperate survivors lead spartan existence in ‘It Comes at Night’

Paul (Joel Edgerton) found a safe refuge for his family far from the rest of humanity in the wake of a deadly plague that’s been decimating the planet. At least that’s what he thought about their remote hideout until his ...

The enduring dignity of the civil rights era

The country’s racial conflict has provided countless opportunities for individuals, both black and white, to step up. A recent obituary of Barbara Smith Conrad in the New York Times tells a tale of a conflict at the University of Texas ...

Brighton High teacher says resources matter

Turnaround schools are intended to accelerate school improvement through a menu of strategies. However, our state’s accountability system disproportionately places schools serving high levels of English Language Learners, special needs students, and over-age students in turnaround status.

More black and Latino parents see racial inequities in school funding

African American and Latino parents see a lack of funding as the biggest cause of racial disparities in education, according to a newly released poll by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR).

Money Talk: Six ways to achieve a better FICO score and meet your financial goals

Are you looking to buy a car, house or have other major upcoming expenses in your life? Are you afraid you won’t be able to achieve your goals due to a less than perfect credit score? Don’t stress! We’re going ...

Documenta 14 exhibits create political dialogue between Greece, Germany

On a hilltop overlooking the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, a tent stands in a clearing among olive trees. Its folds mimic the gentle draping of heavy fabric, and its wide door invites a visitor to enter and enjoy an eye-level ...

Mayor makes changes to police review board

This week Mayor Martin Walsh announced changes to the COOP board he said would strengthen its ability to monitor Internal Affairs investigations — increasing the number of panel members from three to five and increasing the share of IAD complaints ...

Should Boston have a civilian review board to investigate allegations of police misconduct?

Yes. I don’t really feel the police can be trusted. History has proven it, and it’s still being proven today. — Roger Wanzo, Retired, Dorchester

Mass Poetry installs latest sidewalk poems

They say when it rains it pours, and in Boston it pours poetry. The Mass Poetry Project, a non-profit fostering poetry writing and appreciation, has installed the 2017 editions of “Raining Poetry” in collaboration with the City of Boston. The ...

Free college tuition program eases access for some

The Boston Bridge, a joint collaboration pilot program from the city and state, pays for the tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students to attain a bachelor's degree. However some say that limitations around eligibility, degree completion timeline, choice of ...